Thelma G. Rhodes, 93, of Gibson City peacefully passed away at 7:55 am Monday December 26, 2022 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana. A private family service was held Saturday December 31, 2022 at the First Christian Church in Gibson City. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church.
Thelma was born September 27, 1929 in Gibson City. A daughter of Oliver M. and Pearl A. Schutte Gordon. She married Richard J. Rhodes on January 15, 1950 in Gibson City. He passed away August 31, 2003. They enjoyed fifty-three years of marriage.
Surviving are her two sons Ralph (Patricia) Rhodes of Parrish, Florida and Roger (Mary) Rhodes of Monticello; Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Carrie Cresham and two brothers Virgil Gordon and Lawrence Gordon and a granddaughter Morgan Rhodes.
Thelma attended Gallagher school of business in Kankakee. She worked over thirty years for International Harvester and CASE Farm equipment dealers in Gibson City as their bookkeeper. She was a member of the First Christian Church, The American Legion Auxiliary for over fifty years and Ford County Salon 40 et 8. She enjoyed going to auctions, playing cards and Bingo and she could be found working in her yard. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.